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godspeed

...hoping for everything to end fast, end good.
~find me here, for short eternities

[feast of minds]
thirty three images
in my magnetic drives
throws us back a lifetime
into the warm evenings
of the rain forests
and misty, cold
mornings

ghosts of generations
runs past, unrelenting, blind
from memories
and us

as we struggle
in this staggering world
to live another beautiful eternity
maybe this end
will remain
forever
as death
~and no rebirths

ending, rebirth

there goes the weekend

the horse and man
somebody must do something to 'enliven' the government museum in Chennai
utterly disappointed
and
what on earth am I doing going to museums anyway!
:D



[#] in future memories of the Smithsonian and the Louvre and the Egyptian museum...

President Obama

We, the people of earth, welcome President Obama

....get ready for an amazing ride guys!

...in the timeless words of Robin Williams, 'the reign of error has ended!'

Despite the doom and gloom of everything this year,
Obama brings so much hope, it genuinely feels inspiring seeing the man take oath and the new first family :)

Its going to be a great 2009

[update]

Air and Simple Gifts - John Williams
Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, etc

Kanchipuram

happy elephant
sandstone sculpture, Kailasnatha temple, 8th century AD.

he does look like Horton right...? :P


[#] Travels in Kanchipuram, travelers: Sri Hari, Padmanathan, Vanathi, Ghost, Kumar, Murthy.
[#] Will update the rest of the pictures in my flickr very soon. [Ghost Flickr]

Chennai

is rocking :)
in our hearts
in life
in love
in travels
in tomorrows
there is something about Chennai that makes you want to come over and over again...
~
Chennai Sangamam

The performance at TNagar yesterday
(was standing too far at the back, no closeups)



here's the video from my cell :)

[#] Today is the last day of the Chennai Sangamam, an amazing Tamil cultural festival organized by Tamil Mayman and taking place all around Chennai (10/1 to 16/1). Today is the last day of the festival with the Finale being held at Elliots Beach at Besant Nagar. So if you can brave the crowd, be ready for one hell of a show, Sivamani the percussionist will be performing together with many other performance.

ARRahman

VH1 TV Shows | Music Videos | Celebrity Photos | News & Gossip
"this is for India"
ARRahman - Best Composer, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Song - Bruce Springsteen - The Wrestler

Critics Choice Award

[update] Add a globe to that! - (The Golden Globe Awards) Best Original Score- Motion Picture
Slumdog Millionaire - Composed by A. R. Rahman

[#] Certainly one giant leap for ARR, hope he wins all of his other nominations this year. Oscar 09 seems inevitable :)

too many endings

The move took a lot of time. I hoped, when we made the decision to get out of this apartment and town for good last year to make it happen over a weekend. But it took a good 4 months to come to this day. So many things happened in that time, from a soul tired and dead to the sudden jump into high gear, to the passport-visa-ticket-India in 10 days, to coming back and then now returning to Chennai next week. All seems surreal, who said life is not like movies :) Things do happen. After 6 years at this place, we are finally moving out. One cant even start to imagine renting for that long at one place, but we did.

This town and apartment brings so much memories. If for the first two decades of my life, I was on the roller coaster ride at home, growing up, growing sane, the last decade was spent away from home gradually sinking into insanity. Some facts of life, not every life will end up sweet and good, not all journeys will be smooth sailing. University, work, post graduate research and b…

dirt

...considering among many things, how the streets of gaza or the jaffna peninsular doesn't bring the same sentiment as protests to free tibet, etc. I choose to remain silent, as fight for dirt doesn't merit outbursts of blog whine. except this one post.

but its sad not to be able to say, i choose to remain silent over the dead children and women. men are condemned to relive their past, both the zionist regime and the hamas and over here, the sla and the ltte. they dont know how those bloodied bodies, even if its only on paper and on screen, can convey deadly anger around the world. they have no idea.

the end.

The Only New Years Resolution

be consistent!

*sadly, nothing has been consistent in this 5 days of the new year, Internet is screwed up, work is in a mess, new business year budgeting doesn't work, i still need to drive crazy miles this week, Chennai is 10 days away and no tickets, nothing yet!!!!, still havent got time to work on the projects...hope sir can forgive me on this, still havent been eating breakfast for a week now, still havent cleaned up the apartment completely, still havent mailed the books, and the list goes on...oh god...
and not driving near school areas on the first day of schooling... AAAAA!
my new year gift from my clients...rate cuts and a longer payment term...thank you, ill go jump off some cliff now...

maybe i need to learn how to walk, before i can dream of flying...

Sandrakantham

the dude is back!
my parents and brother returned from India safely today
now I can return to my routine, with less worry
thanks everyone for the help, especially Sri Hari and Manisha


[#] Was tempted to put up another Guess post :P... The pic above is taken at the Brihadeeswarar temple of Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu.